BWC offers new classes - March 2012

Friday, February 24, 2012

DALTON, Ga. (Feb. 24, 2012) – Bradley Wellness Center (BWC) will offer several classes in the next few weeks, open to members and non-members. They include Intermediate Ballroom Dancing, 5K training, LIFEFIT Group Training (new program), hike, Eating Gluten Free class, hiking workshop and group swim lessons.

Intermediate Ballroom Dancing
Here’s an opportunity to learn the elegant art of ballroom dancing with accomplished professional dancer Nelson Rodriguez. Participants must sign up with a partner. A minimum of seven couples is needed for the class. Some prior ballroom dancing experience is required for this class.

The class will be held on Mondays from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., beginning March 5. Deadline to sign up is Friday, March 2. The cost is $80 per couple for members, or $120 per couple for non-members.
   Nelson Rodriguez
 5K Training
Bradley Wellness Center will offer free training for the Bill Gregory Healthcare Classic in March, open to members and non-members at no charge.

“This 5K training program is designed to ease you into a running program gradually,” said Tammy Wilson, instructor. “You can complete a 5K race in just eight weeks.”

Runners will meet on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 6:15 to 7 a.m. for eight weeks, beginning on March 13. Beginners should sign up for 5K training by March 12.
   Tammy Wilson

LifeFit Group Training
A free informational session on an eight-week class called LifeFit will be offered Monday, March 12 from 6 to 7 p.m. LifeFit is a new BWC approach to helping people achieve optimal health and quality of life through randomly varied, high intensity, functional exercises.

The program will begin April 3 and will include the following:

  • Weightlifting, bodyweight moves and interval training in a fitness program of high intensity work lasting between 20 an 40 minutes.

  • Before and after assessments and performance testing to reveal improvement

  • Instruction in proper technique and safety from Crossfit Level 1 trainer Lane Clelland

The cost of the program will be discussed during the free information session.
   Lane Clelland
March hike
BWC’s Hiking Club will travel to Red Top Mountain on Saturday, March 24. Hikers will leave for the trail from the BWC parking lot at 8:30 a.m.  The trail is 3.9 miles and rated moderate. Angel Sutton will be the hike leader. There is no charge to participate, but you must register by March 17. 

Hiking workshop
BWC will offer a free hiking workshop on Saturday, March 31 from 10 a.m. to noon. The workshop is for all levels of hikers and will feature BWC Hiking Club hike leaders.

Various hiking topics will be covered, including information on the BWC Hiking Club and upcoming hikes. Space is limited, so class registration is required by March 24.
   Angel Sutton
Eating Gluten Free class
Have you or a loved one been recently diagnosed with gluten intolerance or gluten sensitivity?  Do you have questions about which food products you can purchase or what you should order if you’re eating out? If so, please join BWC dietitian Erica Jones for a discussion that will answer these questions and more.

“Gluten can be found in products other than foods,” said Jones. “For that reason, gluten-free encompasses all aspects of life.”

The class will begin Monday, March 26, and will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. It is free for BWC members or $10 for non-members. Sign-up deadline is March 19.
  Erica Jones
Group Swim Lessons
Several levels of group swim lessons will be offered at BWC this spring. Children ages 4 and up may enroll in Tadpole, Guppy or Dolphin classes, depending on their skill level.  A representative at the BWC front desk can assist you in choosing the right class for your child. 

Classes will begin in April. Fees are $55 for members, $65 for non-members. You must register at least one week prior to the start of lessons. Call BWC to get start dates. Payment is due upon registration.

To sign up for any of the classes or for more information, please call 706-278-9355.